2017 Fourth of July Festival of Balloons

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PHOTO: Alisa Diez | South Pasadenan: Fourth of July Parade

South Pasadena is celebrating its 36th annual Festival of Balloons!

Here is all you need to know to prepare to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day.

Be sure to stop by the South Pasadenan Publication headquarters at 1127 Mission Street. Pick-up a water, lemonade, get some cool South Pasadena Swag.  The first 25 people to stop in and sign-up for our online newsletter on the 4th will receive a complementary South Pasadenan custom tote-bag with prizes inside 😉

Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast

- Museum & PTA Fundraiser -

Get ‘em while they’re hot! Start the day out right with some pancakes hot off the griddle served up at our local fire station.

Location: South Pasadena Fire Station, 817 Mound Avenue (enter on Hope Street, between Fremont Avenue and Mound Avenue)

Time: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast Tickets, Day of: $8 per person, kids under 6 years old eat for free.

Pancake Breakfast Presale locations beginning June 20:

– Re-Imagine Your Home, 1518 Mission Street

– The Moo on Mission, 1006 Mission Street

– South Pasadena Fire Station, 817 Mound Avenue

– South Pasadena Senior Center, 1102 Oxley Street

– Bristol Farms, 606 Fair Oaks Avenue

– Dinosaur Farm, 1510 Mission Street

– Mission Framing, 1501 Mission Street

– UPS Store, 1107 Fair Oaks Avenue

– South Pasadena-San Marino YMCA, 1605 Garfield Avenue

PHOTO: Alisa Diez | South Pasadenan: Fourth of July Parade

Opening Ceremony

Join the Mayor and other South Pasadena officials as we kick off the historic parade

In front of the South Pasadena Library Community Room – 1115 El Centro Street

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Festival of Balloons Parade!

We all know we have the best parade in all the land! South Pasadenans know what’s up and our parade is the cutest and our crowds the most enthusiastic. If you’re not watching the parade, then chances are, you’re in the parade!

Location: Mission Street, from Diamond Avenue to Garfield Park

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Celebration at Garfield Park

The parade ends right at Garfield Park where games, activities and food booths await you. A wonderful place to chill for the afternoon.

Location: Garfield Park, 1750 Mission Street

Time: Noon to 4 p.m.

PHOTO: Alisa Diez | South Pasadenan: Fourth of July Parade

Fireworks Show!

Gather your loved ones, snuggle together on a blanket and gaze heavenward for a spectacular firework show along with fantastic music. It doesn’t get any better than that.

Location: South Pasadena High School, 1401 Fremont Avenue.

Time: 9 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

Details: Food vendors will be on site at the show. Pets are not allowed

– Stadium – Alcohol and glass bottles are not allowed in the stadium.

– Field – Only water is permitted on the field, no food. Rounded bottom chairs only on the field (narrow legs/feet of camping chairs will damage the turf).

Fireworks Tickets: Day of – $12 per person at the gate orr $10 per person, at the pancake breakfast and Garfield Park in the afternoon. Kids under 3 years old are free.

Fireworks Tickets, Presale: $10 per person. Kids under 3 years old are free. Presale locations:

– South Pasadena Fire Station, 817 Mound Avenue

– South Pasadena Senior Center, 1102 Oxley Street

– Bristol Farms, 606 Fair Oaks Avenue

– Dinosaur Farm, 1510 Mission Street

– Mission Framing, 1501 Mission Street

– Re-Imagine Your Home, 1518 Mission Street

– The Moo on Mission, 1006 Mission Street

– UPS Store, 1107 Fair Oaks Avenue

– South Pasadena-San Marino YMCA, 1605 Garfield Avenue

– Charlie’s Coffee House, 266 Monterey Road|

All of us at SouthPasadenan.com wish you all a safe and happy 4th of July!

PHOTO: Alisa Diez | South Pasadenan: Fourth of July Parade
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